Jurassic Physio Covid-19 Protocol
As physiotherapists, it is our legal duty to provide a reasonable standard of care to you as a patient and to protect your safety. This includes complying with our regulatory (HCPC) and professional body (CSP) standards.
We are able to offer face-to-face appointments where necessary and appropriate.
We have carried out an additional risk assessment of our clinical environment, and introduced new infection prevention and control measures as outlined below.
As per guidance, we will conduct an initial remote consultation.
This will include screening for Covid-19 and for high-risk factors in your medical history. We will also ask about your injury. Based on this a joint patient-therapist decision will be made whether a face-to-face appointment is necessary.
We will take your temperature using a contactless infrared thermometer before entering the clinic.
We request you use the hand sanitizer provided on entering and leaving the clinic.
We will be in wearing PPE: we will be donning apron, gloves and a surgical facemask. We request that you bring with you your own facemask.
Appropriate disposal of PPE is also in place.
The clinic has been altered to facilitate thorough cleaning between each client, and time has been allocated between appointments for this and to prevent patient crossover.
The bathroom facilities are available on request.
Additional infection prevention measures include: removal of couch towelling, use of plastic pillow covers, single use couch roll, removal of any non-essential equipment from the clinic.
In clinic we will keep 2m apart where possible, and minimise risk by avoiding being closer than this for periods of more than 15minutes.
Despite all the preventative measures in place we cannot negate all risk, and this comes with being in an indoor setting and being closer than 2m apart for periods of 15minutes or more. Therefore where possible we will maintain the distance where possible.
Please be aware if the physio you are seeing does develop symptoms and tests positive for Coivd-19 we are obligated to pass on the contact details of any client whom they have had contact in the 2 weeks prior to the track and trace team.
We have our track and trace QR code clearly available at the entrance to the clinic, and encourage clients to use this.
High Risk Factors
As discussed during the remote consultation the following factors put you at higher risk:
- Over the age of 70
- BMI over 40
- Weakened immune system
- Comorbidities that cause immunosuppression
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Pre-existing infection
- Alcohol abuse
- Long term steroid use
- People with known cancer diagnosis and currently having active treatment
Corona Virus Screening Questions:
As discussed during you remote consult, please do not attend if you develop symptoms
- a new continuous cough
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
- a high temperature.
If you have any further questions please contact us on 07429831747.